Trying to find "me" again

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I have been a stay at home mom of a special needs son. He is now 30. A few months ago my world turned upside down. He fell just short of a plan to kill me in my sleep. I found out he also had an undiagnosed mental illness masked by his other health issues. I had to do the one thing I never thought I him in a home. Now I am starting over again, without him. My heart is broken and I am trying to find myself. My identity was his mom and protector. Feeling a bit lost and very hurt.


Gardensparrow - posted on 08/08/2014




Hi Autumn~
Thanks for sharing with us. I'm so sorry you're going through this with your son. I know it must be breaking your heart after caring for him for so long. So, I just wanted to say that I'm praying for you as you begin this new journey. I hope you have lots of love and support around you! ((Hugs))


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I have. He is out of touch with reality so it isn't phasing him. I speak to someone regularly but was hoping to find a mom here that has, not necessarily went through the same exact thing, but one that had to figure out who she was again after being a mom for so long. I gladly gave up everything to care for him so that is where the lost part comes in. Just big changes. Thank you so much for writing. Big hugs to you.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/06/2014




I would contact the home he is in, and reach out to them. Let them know you are lost, and hopefully they can direct you to a support group of other parents going through similar circumstances. Good luck. They change must be hard on both of you.

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